1. 'High School Musical 4' Already In The Works

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even before "High School Musical 3" hits movie theaters in the fall, Disney Channel is starting work on "High School Musical 4." Even before "High School Musical 3" hits movie theaters in the fall, Disney Channel is starting work on "High School Musical 4.…

  2. The Roots Bump 'Birthday' From New Album

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has fallen off of "Rising Down," due April 29 via Def Jam. The intended first single from the Roots' new album, which features Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, has…

  3. Procol Harum's Booker Wins Back 'Pale' Rights

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker today (April 4) won his court battle over royalty rights to the band's most famous hit, the 1967 song "A Whiter Shade of Pale." Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker today (April 4) won his court battle over royalty rights to the band's most…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks dies in London after injuries sustained a day earlier in a motorcycle accident. He is 41. 2006 - Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks dies in London after injuries sustained a day earlier in a motorcycle accident. He is 41. 2006 - Jeremy Camp takes top…

  5. X Happy On Tour, But New Music Is 'Daunting'

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The current reunion of L.A. punk rock icons X may yield some new music, according to singer/bassist John Doe. The current reunion of L.A. punk rock icons X may yield some new music, according to singer/bassist John Doe. "Exene (Cervenka) and I are talking about trying to write some X…

  6. Dawson Extends 'Juno' Buzz With Kids Album

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kimya Dawson might be able to tell us how to get to Sesame Street in the near future. Kimya Dawson might be able to tell us how to get to Sesame Street in the near future. The singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com that a call from the producers of the popular children's public TV series…

  7. Rush Promises Surprises On Summer Tour

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rush fans can expect some different songs and "surprises" when the Canadian trio hits the road on April 11 -- but guitarist Alex Lifeson says, "I'm gonna keep those a secret until then, I think." Rush fans can expect some different songs and "surprises" when…

  8. With Election Looming, The Dead May Rise Again

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Barack Obama presidential candidacy may give Grateful Dead fans reason to rejoice this year. The Dead's surviving members got together in February to perform at a Deadheads for Obama rally in San Fr A Barack Obama presidential candidacy may give Grateful Dead fans reason to rejoice…

  9. Fleetwood Mac Plots Return -- With Or Without Crow

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac -- with or without Sheryl Crow in tow -- is planning to be active again. Lindsey Buckingham tells Billboard.com the group is "looking at the idea of touring sometime in the first half of Fleetwood Mac -- with or without Sheryl Crow in tow -- is planning to be active again.…

  10. Vintage Tune May Grace New Skynyrd Album

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased song featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd's original lineup may surface on the Southern rock band's next studio album, which is expected out in early 2009. A previously unreleased song featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd's original lineup may surface on the Southern rock band&…

  11. Queen/Rodgers Return For Fall Tour, Album

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of its new as-yet-untitled studio album, scheduled for release in Britain on Sept. 1 via EMI. As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of…

  12. ZZ Top Gets Busy On First Album Since 2003

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a live DVD, a new album and some touring on the docket, ZZ Top is revving up for a busy year. With a live DVD, a new album and some touring on the docket, ZZ Top is revving up for a busy year. While he was hanging out at this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in…

  13. Von Bondies Turn Free Agents For New Album

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Attention music industry: the Von Bondies are available. "Not for sale," cautions frontman Jason Stollsteimer, but looking for a new label deal. Attention music industry: the Von Bondies are available. "Not for sale," cautions frontman Jason Stollsteimer, but looking for a…

  14. SXSW: Morello, Tankian, Harper Rock For 'War'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution last night (March 13) at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution…

  15. Lou Reed Keynotes, Rocks Out At SXSW

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed lashed out at new modes of audio technology, saying that "people have got to demand a higher standard" than current MP3s during his keynote session today (March 13) at the South By Southwest Lou Reed lashed out at new modes of audio technology, saying that "people have…

  16. R.E.M. Crowns First Day Of South By Southwest

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. rocked unafraid last night (March 11) as it previewed its next album with an energetic, politically charged South by Southwest concert at Stubb's BBQ. The, 22-song, 90-plus minute set offered a R.E.M. rocked unafraid last night (March 11) as it previewed its next album with an…

  17. Hanson Gets Serious On Tour

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT They're not necessarily turning into Bob Dylan or Rage Against The Machine, but look for Hanson to explore more topical material in the wake of the success of "Great Divide," the single from the sibli They're not necessarily turning into Bob Dylan or Rage Against The…

  18. Hitchcock, Partridge Working On Collaborative Album

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new DVD, another album with the Venus 3, a collaboration with XTC's Andy Partridge and a box set will be keeping Robyn Hitchcock busy for the coming year, and beyond. A new DVD, another album with the Venus 3, a collaboration with XTC's Andy Partridge and a box set will be keeping…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15%…

  20. Janet Jackson Sets Sights On Fall Tour, Book

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST With her sixth No. 1 album in the bag, Janet Jackson next has a tour and a book ready to roll this year. The singer, whose "Discipline" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1 With her sixth No. 1 album in the bag, Janet Jackson next has a tour and a book…

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